The Nest

NestApple's Real Estate Blog

Featuring real estate articles and information to help real estate buyers and sellers. The Nest features writings from Georges Benoliel and other real estate professionals. Georges is the Co-Founder of NestApple and has been working as an active real estate investor for over a decade.

What is a “home inspection” in New York City

First thing’s first: what is a home inspection? It is when a licensed home inspector comes into your soon-to-be–home and searches for mechanical, structural and electrical flaws. It is an x-ray of the property that will point out defects. Home inspections… Read More

What is a “flip tax coop” in NYC?

Through this post, NestApple will help you navigate through the technicalities of the Flip Tax which is actually NOT even a tax. After reading this post you will be able to answer all those easy questions: What is a flip tax in… Read More

Getting a mortgage “pre-approval letter”

One of the first things a serious buyer must do once they’ve decided to begin the process of buying a home is to get pre-approved. Being pre-approved by a lender is an easy ordeal. The lender you chose for this does not… Read More

How much do real estate attorneys charge in New York?

Buying a property in New York involve a series of expenses. The property itself is the biggest chunk but you must add to it the cost of getting a mortgage, paying the mortgage broker, broker’s fees, inspections costs and the… Read More

The final “walk through”: what to look for?

You finally made it: closing day is around the corner and you are hours away from getting the keys to your new place. One of the last steps of the purchase process is the final walk through. The walk through… Read More

How to win a bidding war in New York City

NYC real estate market is one of the most competitive in the world for home buyers. You think you have found your dream home on StreetEasy and you went to the open house to be informed that you are in competition with 3… Read More